Thursday, June 30, 2016

Mixed Borders - Free July Card

Where does time go?  It's already Thursday evening and I am just now blogging... I don't even know where the day went!  Sadly, I don't have much to show for my day other than a batch of chocolate chip cookies, a run to Walmart and a lot of chapters read.  :)

 I am so excited to share today's card because it is the first of the 5 cards you will receive in July for a $50 hour!  It went over so well last month that I am going to do the same thing in July.  I really love being able to share the cards I make with you... being able to gift them to you for your online purchases is so much fun!

The card below features a new stamp set called Mixed Borders.  This stamp set is often overlooked because it is toward the back of the catalog and it doesn't "look" like much.  There is a "break" in the stamp so you can stamp the sentiment in the "empty" spot.  So perfect for the sentiments to fit inside perfectly. 
Because tomorrow is a new month, I have a new hostess code for you!  If you purchase today, you will get the 5 July "free" cards (one card posted each day for the next 4).  Your purchases truly help me to keep my business going.  I know there are a lot of stampers who post on blogs but it means the world to me when you pick me as your demonstrator!  If you make a purchase in my online store, please use hostess code: PPZSGEY2  

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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Sweet Cupcake Tutorial

Welcome back!  How is it already Wednesday?  I swear that during the summer, time moves faster than during the school year!  Yesterday was a busy day for me (busier than a normal day).  I started out the day driving over to another Elementary School 35 minutes away.  

After the 4 hour training on Independent Reading (mostly things I already knew, which made for a long 4 hours).  I am thankful my district offers trainings for teachers (free of cost) so I can get the points to renew my Teaching Certificate.  Afterward I had another yearly Doctor Appointment... we ended the night using free tickets to a local movie theater.  We saw Central Intelligence, which was hilarious.  

Today I have a short tutorial for you using the Sweet Cupcake Bundle.  I wasn't sure I "needed" this set, but really, when do we "need" any set?  I have been making so many birthday cards that I DO need it!  This set is a 3-step stamping set.
I created this little tutorial for you to show how I stamped the frosting and base of my pink cupcake.  There are numbers on the plastic that the stamps attach to, but you don't have to follow the steps (however I did).  You can see what I did below with each layer.
 I made the card below using the same steps but I added a sentiment to the top.  Aren't the best things in life sweet?  I certainly think so... I love anything sweet (part of my problem!!!).  Hop over to my Facebook group today where I will be posting another color combo for this card!  Click here to go to my facebook page!
Do you love this card?  Get all of the supplies in my online store!  Purchase $50 and get 5 in-color cards mailed to you (new cards every month)!  Please use the Hostess Code below when you place your order so I know who to mail the cards to: UXGGZPCS 

Do you have a huge Wish List? You can join right now (until June 30th) for $99 - get $125 in products (your choice) PLUS you will get TWO Stamp Sets of your choice of any value!  This is a great value and will help you to grow your stamping supplies.  There is NO commitment to buy anything further and you will receive the 20% off future orders until October 31st!  Tomorrow is the last day to get this amazing deal!!!
Let me know if you have questions!  You can click the JOIN MY TEAM link on the right!  Supplies for today's card are listed below!

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Lightning Bugs with Jar of Love

Today is Training Tuesday!  Thanks for following me in my stamping journey!  I am off to an Independent Reading training today across Tampa.  Exciting summer life of a teacher, I know!  Then I have a yearly doctor appointment (which is even more exciting, I know!).  At least I am getting this stuff done during the summer and not having to do it during the school year!

I am so in love with the Jar of Love Stamp Set, I decided I would feature another card using it this week!  I made two versions (mostly because I cut the paper wrong with one) and it is funny that the "wrong" version is my favorite!  I used a normal 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" card base and literally cut it in half.  The final card measures 5 1/4" x 2 1/8".   It is hard to see in the picture but I did use Gold Wink of Stella on the "lightning" part of the bug.  It looks really cool in person!
I love the Dapper Denim look with the jars - reminds me of a picnic or family reunion!  Isn't the bow so adorable?  I love how the Calypso Coral looks with the Dapper Denim.  Brings back a memory of my family reunion in Maryland every July 4th (my dad is from Maryland).  After we ate and watched the fireworks, we would run around and catch lightning bugs in a jar.  Great childhood memories!

Did you notice that the jar is smaller than the one I posted yeterday?  That is because there are 3 different sizes of jars included in the stamp set.  Check it out below:
Don't forget the coordinating framelits!  It comes as a bundle for 10% off and is listed below in the supplies!

Do you love this card?  Get all of the supplies in my online store!  Purchase $50 and get 5 in-color cards mailed to you (new cards every month)!  Please use the Hostess Code below when you place your order so I know who to mail the cards to: UXGGZPCS 

Do you have a huge Wish List? You can join right now (until June 30th) for $99 - get $125 in products (your choice) PLUS you will get TWO Stamp Sets of your choice of any value!  This is a great value and will help you to grow your stamping supplies.  There is NO commitment to buy anything further and you will receive the 20% off future orders until October 31st!  Only TWO more days to get the extra 2 stamp sets!
Let me know if you have questions!  You can click the JOIN MY TEAM link on the right!  Supplies for today's card are listed below!

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Monday, June 27, 2016

Best Fishes using Jar of Love

Happy Monday!  I had a relaxing and enjoyable weekend.  Since it rained pretty much all day yesterday, we stayed inside and I stamped!  Perfect day in my opinion.  =)  We also watched a movie which was "ok" but definitely not worth mentioning the name.  Summer really does help to revive me and get me ready for the fall and a new year of teaching.

Today I was supposed to attend a training but I forgot to set my alarm and by the time I woke up, I didn't have enough time to get there.  Tomorrow is another training for me - I will make sure to set my alarm though.  So, I guess I will stamp some more today (unless Marc wants to do something fun)!  

I have a card for you today using my favorite background (Watercolor Wash) and a great new stamp set called Jar of Love.   I will admit that I have been dying for a set like this to come out made by Stampin' Up!  There are so many possibilities when using this set (and I have several made already to show you).  This card idea came from the Annual Catalog, however I changed it in several ways to make it my own.
Isn't the fish just so cute?  I love it!  I added Wink of Stella to her fins and tail, but you can't really see it in the picture.  I embossed the circle to give it a "water bubbles" look.  I made one other card just like this but without the washi tape and I have to say, it doesn't look as good (I didn't even take a picture of it, it looked boring).

Do you love this card?  Get all of the supplies in my online store!  Purchase $50 and get 5 in-color cards mailed to you (new cards every month)!  Please use the Hostess Code below when you place your order so I know who to mail the cards to: UXGGZPCS 

Do you have a huge Wish List? You can join right now (until June 30th) for $99 - get $125 in products (your choice) PLUS you will get TWO Stamp Sets of your choice of any value!  This is a great value and will help you to grow your stamping supplies.  There is NO commitment to buy anything further and you will receive the 20% off future orders until October 31st!  Only 3 more days to get the extra 2 stamp sets!
Let me know if you have questions!  You can click the JOIN MY TEAM link on the right!  Supplies for today's card are listed below!

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